Onome Adejemilua represents public and private enterprises, financial institutions, and private equity and venture capital investors and their portfolio companies in a variety of corporate law issues, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, fund investments, debt and equity financing, and general corporate matters. She understands her clients’ business needs and collaborates with them to create value during all phases of their transactions, from initial structuring through closing. She has worked on deals ranging from small, privately negotiated transactions to those involving multinational public companies.
Onome also helps entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed, guiding them on how to choose the appropriate business structure, finance deals, navigate commercial contracts, and address governance concerns. She has spoken on these and similar topics to such organizations as the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation, furthering its mission to provide the necessary resources for women to start, own, operate, and grow their businesses, and the Executive Women of New Jersey.
Onome is the Co-Deputy Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Corporate Group and is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is also actively involved in the community, serving on the board of the Executive Women of New Jersey, a collective of women leaders across professional disciplines in New Jersey, and is a member of the Board of Trustees and Corporate Secretary of Newark Arts, a nonprofit organization promoting the arts, culture and arts education in Newark. Onome is also an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School, teaching a transactional skills course.
Onome is a 2021 fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and a 2018 fellow of New Jersey State Bar Association Leadership Academy. She has been recognized in The National Black Lawyers Top 100 list since 2015.